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Nurse's Office Update



January 2019

Announcements


Influenza Information


It is now flu season

Please see attached flyers for information on the flu.

Remember to wash your hands and to cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

La influenza: una guía para los padres

 

New state mandates regarding physicals and screenings will go into effect 7/1/18. The mandated years for health exams and screenings for vision, hearing and scoliosis will change for the 2018-19 school year. The grades requiring health exams will now be new entrants, PreK or K, 1,3,5 and 7.

 

Please schedule physical examinations accordingly. 


New for the 2018-19 School Year

Revisions to School Health Services Regulations Effective 7/1/18


Physicals:

Health examinations will be required for new entrants and in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5 and 7.

 

Screenings: 

Vision screening for color perception, distance, and near vision acuity will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school.

Distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys.

Changes for screening grades will be implemented for the 2018-2019 school year. 

 

 

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE SEPTEMBER

New York State Public Health Law now requires ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE IN SEPTEMBER to receive a Meningococcal Vaccination. Please make your appointments early rather than later. Please bring proof of immunization to the nurse's office.

Please schedule an appointment for the immunizations needed as soon as possible.  

Once your child gets the necessary immunizations please forward the paperwork to the nurse’s office.  It is extremely important that this documentation is in your child’s file.

Please feel free to call the school nurse with any questions: (631) 324-0144 extension 107, or via email at: dgherardi@springsschool.org

 

Incoming 7th and 8th grade Physicals 

 

Junior High Physicals will be held  in Spring 2019 in the Springs School Nurse's Office, at no cost to the student. Dates will be posted as soon as they become available.


These physicals are for students:


   -entering the 7th grade and will fulfill the 7th grade physical requirement, regardless   of whether they plan on playing a sport or not.


   -entering the 8th grade in September 2019 who would like to play a sport in the         2019-20 school year.


A parent or guardian must accompany each student to the physical.